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Prelude to Irtijal 10: anniversary edition

March 10, 2010 8:00 pm

Part 1: 8.30pm
solo set by DJ Sniff (Japan) – turntables
DJ Sniff is a uniquely gifted musician from Japan, who will be releasing his first solo cd on the annihaya record label (www.annihaya.com). Through his work for the prestigious steim institute in Amsterdam for the last decade, sniff has collaborated with some of the greatest researchers and followed closely on latest software developments. He is perfectly at ease with a wide scope of cutting-edge electro-acoustic music. For his solo project, however, he will be relying on his mastery of the turntable to present us with a unique mix of jazz samples, re-shuffled, twisted, and blended in his striking, individual way.

part 2: 9.30 pm
Raymond & Bastien Boni meet Sharif Sehnaoui & Tony Elieh (France/Lebanon)

Electric guitars & electric basses The Boni family holds a very special place in the French free jazz and improvisation map, drawing influence equally from Django Reinhardt and Cecil Taylor. Active since the early 70s, Raymond quickly became an essential figure in modern and innovative jazz, collaborating with the likes of Joe McPhee and releasing his music on the impressive hat art catalogue. Today, most of his projects are available on the French label emouvance. This concert offers a special meeting space with Lebanese counterparts Sharif Sehnaoui and Tony Elieh; a chance to confront various styles on similar instruments in an improvisation format.